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Address: Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808 572 4400
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls,...

A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.

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After seeing pictures on the internet, I dreamed of hiking the bamboo forest. My top 5 "things to do" in Maui. Loved every moment. Please be advised the path can be very slippery... read more

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After seeing pictures on the internet, I dreamed of hiking the bamboo forest. My top 5 "things to do" in Maui. Loved every moment. Please be advised the path can be very slippery and shoes with a good grip is highly recommended. I wore flip flops and almost fell several times. The hike to the falls is 4 miles round... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing trail. The bamboo forest and the waterfall at the end are the best parts. It's a decent hike of moderate intensity. Id suggest bringing water shoes for the waterfall as the area is rocky.

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Thank Smokie113
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great hike up the Gulch to a waterfall at the end. On the way you pass through a board walked bamboo forest which is incredible. The Bamboo reaches to the sky and at first glance all the canes appear to be perfectly straight. But on closer inspection each segment is slightly curved. Bring lots of water and... More 

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Thank Fiona V
Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My absolute favorite hike we did on Maui. Walking through the bamboo is magical and worth the view at the end. This 100% lived up to the hype I had in my head. Do this!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hike itself is beautiful, however it would be nice if you could go closer to the waterfall becasue from the end of the hike the view is not so great. I'm sure many people still go, since there is no one there to fine you like they say. I also think they should install a foot washing station. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must if you drive to Hana. In fact, if this were the only reason you drive to Hana it would be worth it. The hike is incredible! It is quite difficult, there is a fair amount of elevation gain for such a short hike, hence it feels like you are climbing stairs for quite a while,... More 

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Thank Michael L
Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is about 2 miles each way. Not a hard hike. We took the grandkids 7 and 9. They had no problems. You walk through the bamboo. Stop and listen to it knock together. Sound neat . The tree is about halfway. the fall is very pretty 400ft.

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Ka'anapali, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our hike about 0815 and only saw a few people on our way up. Wonderful to experience the bamboo forest in the quiet and to have several minutes to admire and photograph the falls. We went on our 3rd morning in Maui while still waking extremely early. We had a flat on the drive back, managed to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the Pipiwai trial with our 3 kids aged 12,11 and our 1 year old! Doing this without the kids would've made it a moderate hike but when you have 1 yr old in a hiking back pack it makes a bit more challenging. Nevertheless, a beautiful trail. The kids loved the bamboo forest. Luckily this portion of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of waterfalls, natural beauty, but it does take a little bit to get up to the end. Once there, you realize you can't go up any further and have to turn around. Still a beautiful hike.

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